Maquoketa Cardinal Connor Becker

Maquoketa Cardinal Connor Becker gets a good look at the basket for an open jump shot at DeWitt Jan. 14.

Central DeWitt 63

Maquoketa 39

Coach Matt Hartman and the Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball team still are searching for a little scoring surge. The Cardinals lost to rival Central DeWitt 63-39 on Jan. 14 and Solon 68-39 on Jan. 16. 

Starting forward Caiden Atienza has been sidelined for a few games with a broken nose he suffered in the Beckman Catholic game a couple weeks ago. The Cardinals have scored only 39 points in both games Atienza missed. 

Senior Clayton Widel has been steady all season, recording 12 points and 11 rebounds against Central DeWitt.

The Cardinals are in midst of a six-game losing streak in which they have not scored more than 42 points in any game.

The Cardinals hosted Mount Vernon Tuesday then Beckman Catholic at home on Friday.

M (2-7)11  811  9 — 39

C (7-2)16122114 — 63

Points — Clayton Widel 12; Brady Digmann 9; Max Keller 8; Kaleb Whaley 3; Connor Becker 2; Daniel Coyle 2; Mitchell Roeder 2; Kannon Coakley 1. Rebounds — Widel 11; Becker 2; Roeder 2; Coakley 2; Digmann 1; Keller 1; Coyle 1; Grant Michel 1; Ethan Combs 1. Assists — Becker 3; Digmann 1; Roeder 1; Coakley 1. Steals — Digmann 3; Becker 1; Widel 1; Michel 1. Blocks — Widel 4; Combs 1. FG — 16-46. FT — 5-9. 3PT — 2-15. 

Solon 68

Maquoketa 39

M (2-8)1111  512 — 39

S (3-8)19131710 — 68

Points — Clayton Widel 10; Brady Digmann 8; Kaleb Whaley 6; Ethan Combs 5; Connor Becker 4; Mitchell Roeder 2; Kannon Coakley 2; Malach McGlynn 2. Rebounds — Widel 5; Whaley 3; Digmann 3; Becker 2; Roeder 1; Coakley 1; McGlynn 1; Combs 1; Emmett Sheets 1; Max Keller 1; Grant Michel 1. Assists — Keller 4; Sheets 2; Becker 2; Whaley 1; Widel 1; Michel 1; Daniel Coyle 1. Steals — Keller 2; Digmann 2; Sheets 1; Whaley 1; Coyle 1; Roeder 1; Coakley 1. Blocks — Widel 2; Sheets 1. FG — 13-39. FT — 9-13. 3PT — 4-16.